Facts about Boron

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Facts about the Definition of the Element Boron
The Element Boron is defined as...
A soft, brown, amorphous or crystalline nonmetallic element, extracted chiefly from kernite and borax and used in flares, propellant mixtures, nuclear reactor control elements, abrasives, and hard metallic alloys.  The most common uses of Boron are in heat resistant alloys.
 

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Boron
What are the origins of the word Boron ?
The name originates from a combination of words taken from borax and carbon


 

Facts about the Classification of the Element Boron
Boron is classified as a "Metalloid" element and is located in Groups 13, 14,15, 16 and 17 of the Periodic Table. An element classified as a Metalloid has properties of both metals and non-metals. Some are semi-conductors and can carry an electrical charge making them useful in calculators and computers.
 

Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Boron
Jons Jacob Berzelius identified boron as an element in 1824. It was isolated by Sir Humphrey Davy, Gay-Lussac and L. J. Thenard in 1808. Pure boron was produced by the American chemist W. Weintraub in 1909.
 

Occurrence of the element Boron in the Atmosphere
Obtained from kernite, boric acid, colemanite, ulexite and borates and produced in USA and Turkey. Boric acid is sometimes found in volcanic spring waters.
 

Common Uses of Boron
Heat resistant alloys
 

The Properties of the Element Boron

Name of Element : Boron
Symbol of Element : B
Atomic Number of Boron : 5
Atomic Mass: 10.811 amu
Melting Point: 2300.0 C - 2573.15 K
Boiling Point: 2550.0 C - 2823.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Boron : 5
Number of Neutrons in Boron : 6
Crystal Structure: Rhombohedral
Density @ 293 K: 2.34 g/cm3
Color of Boron : brown


The element Boron and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Boron on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Boron for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Boron with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Boron element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
 

Facts and Info about the element Boron - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Boron element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. Jons Jacob Berzelius identified boron as an element in 1824. It was isolated by Sir Humphrey Davy, Gay-Lussac and L. J. Thenard in 1808. Pure boron was produced by the American chemist W. Weintraub in 1909. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Boron is just one element that can be found.
 

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